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Illegally imported maize meal
Illegal importations of controlled products into local markets
The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) is mandated by the Agronomic Industry Act (Act No. 20 of 1992) to promote the agronomic industry and to facilitate the production, processing, storage and marketing of controlled products in Namibia. In accordance with the above mandate, the NAB through stakeholder consultations with the agronomic and horticulture industry develops and ...
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State of food supply and demand in namibia during the COVID-19 crisis
The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) is a statutory body, governed by the Agronomic Industry Act, Act No. 20 of 1992. The NAB is mandated to promote the agronomic industry and to facilitate the production, processing, storage and marketing of controlled products in Namibia. In-light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected the day to day ...
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NAB Operations during the COVID-19 partial lockdown
On the 24th of March 2020, the President of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellency Dr Hage Geingob announced that Namibia, particularly the Khomas and Erongo regions will be on a pertial lockdown from Friday, 27 March 2020 at midnight, to Thursday 16 April 2020. This was done to control the spread of the Corona ...
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COVID-19 Lockdown
The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) wishes to inform all its stakeholders that the NAB Head Office in Windhoek will be temporary closed from the 27th of March 2020 to the 14th of April 2020. This is a precautionary measure in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Stakeholders are further informed that despite the head office closure, ...
Termination of AMTA as an agent of the Namibian Agronomic Board
The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) is a statutory body, governed by the Agronomic Industry Act, Act no. 20 of 1992.  The NAB is mandated to promote the agronomic industry and to facilitate the production, processing, storage and marketing of controlled products in Namibia.  In accordance with Section 10 (1) (g), the NAB Board in June ...
NAB Chairman, Mr. Michael Iyambo
NAB board increases the Horticulture market share promotion (MSP) from 44 to 47%
The Namibian Agronomic Board announced the increment of the Horticulture Market Share Promotion (MSP) at a Press Conference held in Windhoek last week. The MSP policy was established by the NAB in 2005, as a tool to facilitate the increased production of horticulture products in Namibia, with the aim of achieving food self-sufficiency. In terms ...
Marnus Strydom, Manager of the Mashare Irrigation Project in the Kavango-East region
Mega – Irrigation food producer awarded at national world food day event.

Marnus Strydom, Manager of the Mashare Irrigation Project in the Kavango-East region was crowned 2018 Mega-Irrigation farmer of the year. This award was presented during the World Food Day event held on 30th October 2018 at Bunya combined school in the Kavango. The Namibian Agronomic Board bestows this prestigious award to a mega irrigation master

The Winner in the small-scale category is from Olushandja (Epalela) area which undoubtedly befits the theme, and hence the decision by the NAB to host the event in the region.
NAB awards horticulture prducers and traders in fresh produce

The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) hosted the annual National Horticulture Day (NHD) on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 at Olushandja in Omusati region. Each year, the Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) honours outstanding horticulture industry producers and traders at this prestigious event. The event aims to publicly recognise the hard work, innovation and ingenuity of horticulture producers

Mr. Lifasi Munsu, crowned as the National Communal Dry-Land Maize Champion Farmer Of The Year.
2018 Dry-land maize producers awarded

Mr. Lifasi Munsu from Sibbinda constituency in the Zambezi region was crowned as the National Communal Dry-Land Maize Champion Farmer Of The Year, at an awards ceremony held on Wednesday, 22 August 2018 at the UNAM Multi-Purpose Centre in Katima Mulilo. Since the establishment of the awards competition in 2008, the Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB)

Horticulture producers and trade
Horticulture producers and traders in fresh produce to be awarded

Event: National Horticulture Day & Award CeremonyDate: Wednesday, 27 September 2017(Full day event, including the official programme, excursions leading into a networking braai)Venue: REIT Club, Okahandja Each year, the Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) brings the horticulture industry together to publicly recognise the hard work, innovation and ingenuity of producers and traders in their efforts to

Dr Fidelis Nyambe Mwazi as its newly appointed Chief Executive Officer.
Appointment of a new CEO of the Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB)

The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Fidelis Nyambe Mwazi as its newly appointed Chief Executive Officer. Dr Mwazi is taking over the reigns, starting 01 July 2018, following his predecessor, Christof Brock, who is going into retirement at the age of 65. His appointment is effective from 01

Elize van Niekerk, crowned 2018 Master Agronomist.
2018 Master agronomist crowned

Elize van Niekerk of Farm Springvale in the Summerdown area, was crowned 2018 Master Agronomist at the award ceremony and information day held on Thursday, 19 April 2018. Since 1995, the Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) has annually awarded this prestigious award to an exceptional maize farmer. The event was hosted in collaboration with Namibia Agriculture

Mahangu harvest Festival Awards 2018
NAB Awards 2018 Mahangu Champions

The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry (MAWF) hosted the Annual Mahangu Harvest Festival competition awards ceremony on Wednesday, 08 August 2018 at the Kavango East Regional Council Auditorium, in Rundu. The competition was introduced by the NAB to give recognition to farmers who have implemented improved

Christof Brock, CEO of NAB
NAB to recognise vegetable and fruit production excellence

Nominations for horticulture producer of the year award open. The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) has announced that the nomination process for Horticultural Producer of the Year Awards has begun. The awards recognise horticultural production on the part of all farmers producing for the market. Among the aspects that the judging will highlight are professionalism, innovation

Communal grain farmers - Zambezi region
The champion communal grain farmers in the Zambezi region honoured

On 13 September, the communal white maize and mahangu farmers from the Zambezi Region who apply the best dry-land production methods, were awarded by the Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB). Mr Alec Siseho was selected as the dry-land white maize champion farmer for 2017 and Mr Fred Mwabi as the mahangu champion of this year. The

Mahangu harvest festival and mahangu champions
Mahangu harvest festival and mahangu champions award 2017

As it has been customary since 2002, the Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) has again hosted, in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF), the event to reward and honour the best mahangu farmers of the country for the year in two categories. Customarily, the event takes place in the region where the

Mr Christof Brock, CEO of the Namibian Agronomic Board
Namibia guaranteed maize for its citizens but at a price

Windhoek, 4 April 2016: The current drought that has crippled most of the agricultural sector in southern Africa was the focal point in the recent Grain South Africa Conference, held in Bothaville in South Africa. The Conference is an annual event where issues pertaining to and influencing the producers of grains, especially white maize, are

Ebbi Fischer and his wife Heidi of the farm Okongeama near Hochfeld
NAB Master agronomist 2017 Ebbi Fischer, Farm Okongeama near Hochfeld

Every year, since 1995, the Namibian Agronomic Board has selected and awarded a Master Agronomist. This year the winners are Ebbi Fischer and his wife Heidi of the farm Okongeama near Hochfeld. At a well-attended function on the 6th April on the farm, which included the AGM of the Agronomic Producers’Association, the coveted trophy was

The winning producers
Namibian Agronomic Board announces best horticultural producers and traders for 2016

The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) hosted the 11th annual Namibian Horticulture Day on Friday, 23 September 2016, to recognise the best horticultural producers and traders in 2016. The event awards and spreads awareness of excellent farming practices among small, medium and large scale producers, as well as traders. The event was attended by 245 producers,

Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia, founder and Chairman of the Namibia , Mr Nahas Angula
Major step towards staple food fortification

Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia, founder and Chairman of the Namibia Alliance for Improved Nutrition (NAFIN), Mr Nahas Angula, addressed commercial millers, including small-scale commercial millers in Ongewdiva on the importance of fortifying processed grain with micronutrients in order to foster a healthier population. The millers were gathered during a workshop on

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Entries called for the horticulture producer of the year award

Windhoek, 9 May 2016: There are few occasions when farmers gather to truly celebrate their achievements. One such occasion is the National Horticulture Day (NHD), organised annually by the Namibian Agronomic Board. During the National Horticulture Day, the Horticultural Producer of the Year Awards Ceremony is held. This is a time when local producers of

The 2016 Master agronomist award at farm Ilmenau

Windhoek, 14 April 2016: The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) has this year awarded the title of Master Agronomist to Mr Georg Sievers of farm Ilmenau near Grootfontein. The NAB initiated the Master Agronomist Award and has been rewarding commercial grain producers who have implemented farming practices that maximise their yield of white maize under both

A Namibian delegation comprising Mr Christof Brock, CEO of the Namibian Agronomic Board, Mrs Antoinette Venter, Administrative Manager and White Maize and Wheat Manager at the Namibian Agronomic Board and Mr André Compion,.
Namibia guaranteed maize for its citizens but at a price

Windhoek, 4 April 2016: The current drought that has crippled most of the agricultural sector in southern Africa was the focal point in the recent Grain South Africa Conference, held in Bothaville in South Africa. The Conference is an annual event where issues pertaining to and influencing the producers of grains, especially white maize, are

2015 National horticulture day held at sonop on the banks of the orange river

Windhoek, 28 September 2015: The achievements of Namibian producers and traders in fresh fruit and vegetables were recognised at the 2015 National Horticulture Day on Wednesday, 23 September 2015 at farm Sonop at Noordoewer on the banks of the Orange River. The National Horticulture Day is organised by the Namibian Agronomic Board annually and nominees

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The importance of healthy, productive soils to grow for Namibia

“Soil – building a productive, food secure Namibia from the ground up” is a critical approach in the agronomic sector in Namibia and follows on the 68th United Nations General Assembly Declaration of 2015 as the International Year of Soils. The declaration is implemented by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) worldwide and its mandate

Master Agronomist 2015 has been awarded to Mr Hendrik (Rustie) Kleynhans of Sikondo
Sikondo reaps NAB maize award

The Namibian Agronomic Board’s title of Master Agronomist 2015 has been awarded to Mr Hendrik (Rustie) Kleynhans of Sikondo, a Government Irrigation Project 12km west of Rundu. The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) has been awarding commercial producers of white maize for the past 15 years. The purpose of the award is to recognise the outcomes

Mahangu
Mahangu national grand champion for 2014 selected
2014 has been a good year for mahangu crops in Namibia. The country has enjoyed good rain which has enabled mahangu farmers to plant crops with the aim of harvesting very good yields compared with the previous year. Evaluations were done of the top mahangu growers of the season in the seven crop growing regions ...
Oshipe
Oshipe celebrated in 2014

The National Mahangu Champions for 2014 were awarded their trophies, certificates and prizes during the National Mahangu Festival – Oshipe – held in Omuthiya on Saturday 23 August 2014. Recoginising and rewarding this year’s harvest held particular significance because of the devastating effects of the drought on the previous year’s crop. The purpose of the

André Compion of Farm Ghaub
Andre compion realises a dream at Ghaub

André Compion of Farm Ghaub, situated in the middle of the Maize Triangle between Tsumeb, Grootfontein and Otavi, was officially named the Master Agronomist for 2014 on Thursday 10 April 2014 at an event held on his farm. Compion was awarded the title for his white maize crop that has been cultivated under rain fed